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Fun Team Building Activities: 5 Creative Ideas

Posted on June 20, 2017 by The Makery | 0 comments

It’s well known that colleagues who get along, work well as a team and communicate effectively are more motivated and productive. Teambuilding tasks encourage people to use a whole range of skills including leadership, problem solving and resourcefulness. They also break down barriers between peers and help people discover their strengths.

If you’re looking for fun team building activities, we have a variety of creative tasks that will boost morale and build new skills. Here are 5 ideas that will have the team buzzing with energy.  

Coaster Making

Making coasters is a great activity that allows people to tap into their creative side. Not only is this entertaining in itself, everyone also gets a keepsake for their workspace as a reminder of the fun day they had.

DIY Bath Bombs

Do you want a team building activity to help people de-stress?

Making bath bombs is a way for everyone to unwind and experiment with an array of heavenly fragrances. People are sure to feel energised and recharged after using their handmade bath bomb too.  

Printmaking

Printmaking can help people express themselves and reconnect with their artistic flair that they probably left behind at school. We’ll teach everyone how to make a design they can really be proud of.

DIY Lampshades

Creative team building exercises like lampshade making can ease work-related stress and help people forget about trivial day-to-day problems. Making upholstery is also a practical skill that can always come in handy.

DIY Sock Monkeys

Everyone loves to abandon adulthood and be a kid from time to time. Crafting sock monkeys sets a light-hearted atmosphere for the team to relax. Even better - everyone gets cute little companions for their desk!

Get in touch to book your team building event at our beautiful premises in Bath. Our friendly tutors will spark your creativity in no time.

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Exclusive Makery Illustrations by Ben Rothery

Posted on November 16, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

We are thrilled to share with you the stunning work of illustrator Ben Rothery who we commissioned to create a series of designs exclusive to The Makery.

These beautiful vintage scissors & shears, haberdashery threads and vintage Singer sewing machine make the perfect addition to a craft lovers home or workshop and if you come to The Makery, you'll see it adorning our walls!

Printed in Bath on A4 300 gsm 100% cotton rag German Etching paper using archival inks. The colour, finish and detail are really beautiful. 

These are also available framed in our shop, but we're afraid we can't post them out due to possible breakages. When posting the prints, we will carefully package them sandwiched between grey-board, to protect them.

 

 

 

 

And a pack of 4 Christmas card with two gorgeous designs, a wreath and a Christmas tree

We are so pleased with these illustrations and if you like this sort of thing you will love Ben's other work

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Come to The Makery Christmas Open Day!

Posted on November 07, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

Our Open Days have been so popular with all you lovely loyal customers, they're now a regular event. Hurrah! We're soooo excited about our upcoming Christmas Open Day; it's sure to be our biggest yet!

Not only are we offering more workshops than ever before, but it's also Christmas Market time in Bath. So you'll be able to nip out for a Gluhwein or Mulled Cider and then retreat to the sanctuary of The Makery for a spot of Christmas Crafting. Bliss!

The Makery Open Day

Sunday 7th December 2014 10:30am - 3pm
19 Union Passage, Bath, BA1 5RD

(just around the corner from our old shop, look out for the yellow door)

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Tour all four floors of The Makery
10% off everything in our shop (perfect Christmas present time!)
10% off all workshop bookings
Take part in a special one-off £5 workshop
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We really hope you can pop in and and see us. If you want to come to one of our £5 workshops just reserve your place online.

We're afraid we have to limit each person to one £5 workshop space only. They get booked up so quickly, we have to be strict - we're sorry!

Looking forward to seeing you!

xx

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UPDATED: Come to The Makery Open Day this September

Posted on August 04, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

After the fantastic success of The Makery Open Day in June, we just knew we had to do it again. Our new look Makery has been open now for three months and we have been jiggling things around to make it just so. If you haven't come and looked around our new place yet this is your chance.

The Makery Open Day

Sunday 7th September 2014 10:30am - 3pm
19 Union Passage, Bath, BA1 5RD
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Tour all four floors of The Makery
Button giveaway
Get 10% off in the shop
Take part in a special one-off £5 workshop
*** PLUS JUST ANNOUNCED ***
Special guest - 
Matthew Spiers aka 'OneManCrochet'

 

OneManCrochet is a successful blogger and talented artist and we are thrilled he is joining us at The Makery for an informal talk and Q&A session on how he launched himself into the world of blogging. 
Matthew will also gives tips and advice on how to apply your crochet skills to creating unique and individual artworks. And if that's not enough, he will be running a crochet clinic after the Q&A session to help you with any crochet queries you may have. Feel free to bring along any projects you're working on.

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We really hope you can pop in and and see us. Last time our £5 workshops filled up very quick so if you're keen to take part make sure you book in sooner rather than later. To avoid disappointment this time we are only allowing one workshop per person to make sure everyone who wants to join in can. 

See you there!

xx

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The Makery Open Day

Posted on May 25, 2014 by The Makery | 2 comments

So, here's some news, we're having an open day.Yay! That's right we're opening the doors of our beautiful new 4 storey home to show it off to YOU, our loyal friends. 

As many of you know, about a month ago we departed our tiny little shop and moved just around the corner to a brighter, bigger new Makery with lots more space to make and spread our wings. Over the past few weeks we've been tinkering with the place to make it look just right and now can't wait any longer to show you round. So please do come along!

The Makery Open Day

Sunday 1st June 2014 10:30am - 3pm

Beau Nash House, 19 Union Passage, Bath, BA1 5RD

(just around the corner from our old shop, look out for the yellow door)

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Tour our new Mega Makery
Free goodie bag with every purchase
Get 10% off in the shop
Take part in a special one-off £5 workshop
Starting your creative business Q&A with Kate Smith
Win a sewing machine! 
PLUS lots more!

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We really hope you can pop in and and see us. If you want to come to one of our £5 workshops or come to hear what Kate has to say about staring a creative business just reserve your place online by clicking the links above. You might like to visit our event page too.

See you there!

xx

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The Makery Make Away Kits

Posted on April 29, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

We've had some gorgeous photos taken of our Make Aways so we just had to show you!

The Make Aways have been flying off of the shelves since we launched them at Bath Christmas Market in our Christmassy cabin.  

The kits are perfect for all level of crafters and we know (because you can't resist telling us!) then you've bought them for presents and then treated yourself to one!

If you've made one let us know on Facebook, we absolutely love seeing your handiwork. 

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